Lester R. Brown
"World on the Edge"
President, Earth Policy Institute
Lester R. Brown is the founder and president of the Earth Policy Institute and founder of the Worldwatch Institute. He is the recipient of numerous prizes, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the United Nations Environment Prize, Japan's Blue Planet Prize, and twenty-five honorary degrees. He is the author or co-author of 50 books, most recently, "World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse."